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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Sign Manufacturing

    ... of the US), as well as Shingokizai (Japan) and Marahrens (Germany). The industry also includes the large electronic display divisions of major electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic (Japan) and Samsung (South Korea). Producers of paper ... Read More

  • Surveillance, Investigation & Security Consulting Services

    ... and Sterling. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the needs of businesses, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies for outside advice on risk assessment and mitigation. The profitability of individual firms depends on the efficiency of ... Read More

  • Vegetable & Melon Farming

    ... with Chaoda Modern Agriculture (based in Hong Kong), Fresh Del Monte Produce (Cayman Islands), and Mastronardi Produce (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth, consumer preferences, and government programs promoting fresh produce. The ... Read More

  • Wired Telecommunications Services

    ... include AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Verizon Communications; major international wireline carriers include BT Group (the UK), China Telecom, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (Japan), and Orange (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by new services ... Read More

  • Cardiologists

    ... private practices, health care organizations, and hospitals, as well as academic, government, or research institutions. Leading institutions for cardiology and heart surgery include The Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, both based in the US, ... Read More

  • Trade Show & Event Planning Services

    ... based in the US), along with ITE Group, Reed Exhibitions, and UBM (all based in the UK), and GL events (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by overall economic activity and corporate profits. The profitability ... Read More

  • Financial Planners & Investment Advisers

    ... of France's AXA), as well as AMP Limited (Australia), IGM Financial (Canada), and units of diversified financial services companies such as Morgan Stanley (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Aging populations, the shift to defined contribution retirement savings ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing

    ... Holdings and Sony (Japan); and Moser Baer (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for magnetic and optical media is driven by ever-expanding data storage needs of businesses and consumers. However, demand for particular storage formats can decline ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing & Reproduction

    ... such media. Major companies include media makers CMC Magnetics (Taiwan) and Sony (Japan); US-based integrated disk drive manufacturers Seagate and Western Digital; and reproducers Arvato (Germany), Sony DADC (Japan), and Technicolor (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Nonstore Retail

    ... Amazon, eBay, HSN, QVC, and Newegg, as well as Alibaba Group (China), Argos (UK), JD.com (China), MercadoLibre (Argentina), and Otto Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers’ personal income. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Optometrists

    ... Demand is driven by demographics. The aging of the US population increases demand for eye exams and glasses. Eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma, which are often diagnosed by an optometrist but treated by ... Read More

  • Postal Services

    ... (France), and Japan Post. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on transaction volume and corporate spending on direct marketing. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have advantages in widespread ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers

    ... Inland Empire RV, La Mesa RV Center, and Lazy Days' RV Center. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and population demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and inventory management. ... Read More

  • Residential Property Investment

    ... Communities, and Essex Property Trust. Outside the US, major companies include Sun Hung Kai Properties (Hong Kong), Leoplace 21 (Japan), LEG Immobilien (Germany), Kerry Properties (Hong Kong), and CapitaLand (Singapore). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Retirement & Pension Management

    ... include the US-based Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF). Outside the US, ... Read More

  • Securities Brokerages

    ... and Wells Fargo (all based in the US), as well as Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Macquarie Group (Australia), and Nomura (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the returns on securities relative to ... Read More

  • Self-Storage Services

    ... and retrieve their goods. Major US companies include REITs such as CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Life Storage, and Public Storage (all based in the US), along with Dymon Storage (Canada), Safestore (UK), and Shurgard (Belgium). ... Read More

  • Travel Agencies & Services

    ... and ticket offices. Major companies include American Express Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Booking Holdings (formerly Priceline), and Sabre Holdings (all based in the US), as well as BCD Travel (the Netherlands), CITS (China), H.I.S. (Japan), ... Read More

  • TV Program Production & Distribution

    ... and distribution operations of CBS, Disney, NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Sony Pictures, Time Warner (owned by AT&T), and Twenty-First Century Fox. Newer, but increasingly significant, entrants in the field include streaming services Netflix and Amazon. ... Read More

  • Airport Operations

    ... cargo handling, and rental of hangar space. Major companies include Aeroports de Paris (France), Heathrow (UK), Fraport and Lufthansa Technik (Germany), Singapore Technologies Aerospace, and Swissport (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for airport operations and aviation ... Read More

  • Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing

    ... metal and metal plate work products. Major companies include Cornerstone Building Brands, Gibraltar Industries, and Valmont Industries (all based in the US), as well as units of integrated metal producers such as Arconic, Nucor, and ... Read More

  • Consumer Product Rental

    ... Redbox), and Rent-A-Center (all in the US), along with CinemaParadiso (UK), Furlenco (India), Furniture Leasing Corporation (Germany), Home Essentials (Hong Kong), and TSUTAYA (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal income. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing

    ... include Alere, Beckman Coulter, and Bio-Rad Laboratories (all based in the US), as well as bioMerieux and Guerbet (both in France) and the diagnostic divisions of major pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott (US), Roche (Switzerland), ... Read More

  • Electric Utilities

    ... as EON (Germany), EDF (France), Enel (Italy), and TEPCO (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Although deregulation has altered power markets in many nations, electric utilities often continue to operate as unofficial monopolies in a given service territory. ... Read More

  • Executive Search Services

    ... International, Spencer Stuart, and Russell Reynolds (all based in the US), as well as Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland) and The Caldwell Partners International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Job growth drives demand for the executive search industry. ... Read More

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